These gingerbread french toast sticks are next level! Look, I love gingerbread. But nothing’s less appetizing to me than a hard, stale cookie from a box. You can still get those spicy ginger flavors without having to buy an entire gingerbread house kit, thanks to me!
Now I do have a great recipe for homemade gingerbread cookies, but also wanted to deliver something you can dig into on a lazy morning. These french toast sticks are the most scrumptious holiday brunch idea you’ll probably ever find.
Baking these up will send the heavenly smells of gingerbread soaring through your house. It’ll surely wake everyone up bright and early on Christmas morning! These gingerbread french toast sticks are perfect for adults, kids, and everyone in between. No need for forks and knives here – just grab and dunk! Everyone will instantly fall in love with dipping them into that sweet, creamy gingerbread fondue… and probably lick their fingers clean!
You can serve this gingerbread french toast with a family-friendly holiday drink like hazelnut hot chocolate to really knock their stockings off. Winter is the perfect excuse to cozy up with warm, spicy brunches and festive beverages. Am I right?!
gingerbread french toast sticks
Wake up with the smell of gingerbread dancing through your head! These delectable gingerbread french toast sticks make a fun brunch for the whole family.
- 1 x 400 ml can full-fat coconut milk
- 1/2 C maple syrup (can substitute another sweetener)
- 1 tsp molasses
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp all-spice
- 1 small loaf dense bread (I used a walnut sourdough)
- 2 tbsp chickpea flour
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 C nondairy milk
- 3 tbsp vegan butter, for frying
- 1-2 tsp powdered sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven to around 150°F to 200°F and place a non-stick or parchment lined baking sheet in the oven. This is where you can keep the cooked french toast sticks warm while you’re cooking the rest in batches.
- Combine all the ingredients for the gingerbread fondue in a sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk until well combined and allow it to come to a simmer. Then lower your heat and whisk occasionally while it bubbles. This will thicken into a creamy syrup in about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, slice your bread into thick sticks. Combine the french toast batter ingredients together in a bowl and allow a few pieces to soak while your pan gets hot. Add a coating of vegan butter to the hot pan, then place 3 to 4 battered french toast sticks in the pan. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes on all sides until golden and crispy.
Remove the warm french toast sticks from the oven and dust with powdered sugar just before serving. Pour the warm gingerbread fondue into a bowl or small individual ramekins for dipping.